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Mynydd y Lan SW-024

 

Mynydd y Lan, GW/SW-024 - 385m ASL - ST 208 923 - OS Explorer 152 & 166 - 1 SOTA point         Map & summit information from SOTAwatch    Click to return to summit index

 

Good Friday 18th April 2014 - Mynydd y Lan GW/SW-024

Mynydd y Lan        End-fed antenna

We parked on the grass verge beside the track entrance at ST194933. The initial part of the transmitter road was fairly steep but soon eased to a very gentle gradient across the common. At the transmitters, we were within the activation zone according to SOTA rules, but as usual, we progressed the further 1km to the summit. This meant turning right (south) and following a faint path through the grass and heather.

Jimmy M0HGY        Liam

Jimmy again was able to complete using his own 2m FM gear, and recorded five QSOs. However, it was the same old story for me, struggling after an age to get a single CW contact on 12m for the Challenge multiplier. Mickey 2E0YYY/P was heard calling from Easington Fell G/SP-012, but only weakly.

Summit of Mynydd y Lan        SOTAbeams Micro Z tuner

Moving onto 20m CW, I added 7 more QSOs, including S2S with Pete GW4ISJ/P on Tor y Foel GW/SW-013 and HA7UL/P on  Muzsla HA/EM-006.

Tom M1EYP        Tracer battery pack and Precision clock

Time was cracking on but we decided to try to squeeze in a fourth activation for the day - Mynydd Machen GW/SW-030.

RA4FH

12m

CW

T

GW4ISJ/P on Tor y Foel GW/SW-013

20m

CW

T

MW0ZVR

2m

FM

J

2E1VAR/M

2m

FM

J

2E0LBF/M

2m

FM

J

MW6VOC

2m

FM

J

MW0PJJ/M

2m

FM

J

OM1AX

20m

CW

T

OH9XX

20m

CW

T

HA7UL/P on Muzsla HA/EM-006

20m

CW

T

CT1BWW

20m

CW

T

OK2PDT

20m

CW

T

OK4IT

20m

CW

T